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Italian Recipes. Caprese salad (pictures)

Caprese by thepioneerwomanCaprese salad (Italian: Insalata Caprese, meaning “Salad of Capri”) is a simple salad, made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, seasoned with salt, and olive oil. Look at the pictures and find an inspiration for the original its presentation on the table.

Italian Recipes. Tomatos confit

Pomodorini ConfitItalian dried tomatoes and dried tomatoes in oil are true Italian classic, contrary to the slow-roasted tomatoes in the oven. However, this does not mean that tomatos confit are not as tasty! Don’t be fooled by the fancy-sounding name—these slow-roasted tomatoes are a breeze to prepare, and add a sweet punch as an appetizer, to a salad or pizza, or as a side dish.

Italian Recipes. Pesto sauce and its alternatives

Pesto alla genoveseEverybody knows italian pesto alla genovese. Pesto  is a sauce originating in Genoa in the Liguria region of northern Italy, and traditionally consists of crushed garlic, basil, and pine nuts blended with olive oil, and Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan cheese).

Italian Recipes. Asparagus alla milanese

Šparagai milanietiškaiToday on „Italian Recipes“ we talk about asparagus. Italians call this vegetable „royal“ because of its properties. Asparagus has been used as a vegetable and medicine, owing to its delicate flavour and diuretic properties. In ancient times, it was known in Egypt, Syria and Spain. Greeks and Romans ate it fresh when in season, and dried the vegetable for use in winter; Romans even froze it high in the Alps, for the Feast of Epicurus.

Italian Recepes. Italian red chili pepper cream

Chili pipiru kremasA must in the Calabria cuisine, the red chili pepper with its bright  color red  is the main ingredient of this typical Southern Italian cream.  A Very good quality extra virgin olive oil  with intense fruity is added to the red chili peppers and the result is a type of cream with spicy and most tasty flavor.

Italian recipes. Artichoke in roman style

ArtišokaiThe artichoke is a perennial plant native to the Mediterranean region.  The naturally occurring variant of the artichoke, the cardoon, which is native to the Mediterranean area, has records of use as a food among the ancient Greeks and Romans. In North Africa, where they are still found in the wild state, the seeds of artichokes, probably cultivated, were found during the excavation of Roman-period Mons Claudianus in Egypt.

Real Italian Pizza. How to make neapoletan dough?

Tikra itališka picaThere’s no other Italian word known in the world better as “pizza”, this is, without doubt, our national dish. Personally I never met an Italian who doesn’t like pizza… at least the real italian pizza. I say real italian pizza because the diffusion of this dish around the world has meant that every country has customized the original recipe according to their tastes.

Italian Recipes. Porcini Sauce for Pasta

Italian recipe of Porcini Sauce for PastaToday on our weekly chapter of Italian Recipes we offer you to try authentic italian recipe of Porcini Sauce for Pasta. Fresh porcini are wonderfully aromatic and just melt in your mouth. Unfortunately, it is increasingly difficult to find local porcini mushrooms in Italy, due to the loss of the woodlands where mushrooms naturally grow. Although the best local restaurants still forage for mushrooms locally, most are now imported from Eastern Europe.

Italian Recipes. Pappa al Pomodoro Soup

pappa_al_pomodoroToday on our weekly chapter of Italian Recipes we offer you to try authentic italian recipe of Pappa al Pomodoro soup. Pappa al pomodoro is a tuscan tomato, bread and herb soup. This classic summer dish is very versatile: it can be eaten hot, at room temperature or chilled. It relies on the very best ripe, tasty tomatoes.If you find your tomatoes a little lacking in taste, add a cup or two of good organic crushed tomatoes to enrich the flavour. Indeed the original recipe was without tomatoes, as it dates from long before the discovery of America and their arrival in Europe. The ingredients were therefore simply bread, oil, garlic and salt and this tasty, mushy mixture was often used to wean babies.